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Would the Elsmar Cove be on your CV / Resume?

Paul Simpson

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Hi. In my idle moments when I think about getting out of consultancy / certification / training and going back into industry (taking the Queen's shilling or company equivalent) I often think about the cv / resume and about putting a link to the Cove for any prospective employer to have a look at what I have done / written - what do you think - a good idea?
 
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Ted Schmitt

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Re: Would the Cove be on your cv / resume?

Very interesting... I was actually updating my resume / CV the other day and came across the same dilema... I think it´s a great idea and will do it as soon as I click on "SUBMIT REPLY"

I think maybe the link should go to our individual USER CP´s... but then will the future boss have to register to see our CP ? But then again, the CP is ours and no one can see ours... hehe... so I guess we´d have to supply our USERNAME and the person would have to look us up...
 
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Stijloor

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Re: Would the Cove be on your cv / resume?

Hi. In my idle moments when I think about getting out of consultancy / certification / training and going back into industry (taking the Queen's shilling or company equivalent) I often think about the cv / resume and about putting a link to the Cove for any prospective employer to have a look at what I have done / written - what do you think - a good idea?
Hi Paul,

Your willingness and ability to help others around the world says a lot about you and your professionalism. I would certainly mention this in a Curriculum Vitae/Resume. Great idea.

Stijloor.
 

harry

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Re: Would the Cove be on your cv / resume?

Let's face it, a skillful job applicant can put on a false front and if he had done sufficient homework, can create that 'halo' effect and fool even the seasoned interviewer.

Reading through people's post over a period of time, you can make good judgments on many issues - the quality of contents, consistency or just flashes of brilliance, temperaments, ideas and thinking process, communication skills, maturity level and much more.

Great idea but perhaps you may want to reserve it for that critical final round.
 

Wes Bucey

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Re: Would the Cove be on your cv / resume?

Interesting question! I've moved this thread to "Occupation Discussions" Forum - we want to leave the "Seeking Employment" Forum strictly for those who are trolling for a new position. (We also close those after the original poster to prevent some unfriendly guy posting a nasty.")
 

BradM

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Re: Would the Cove be on your cv / resume?

It is a good question. I would think part of it would depend. Primarily, what qualifications are the employer looking for?

For a teaching position, I think a link to the Cove is a superb idea. You have always been very helpful, and they generally admire original thought and challenging the status quo.

However, it might depend for an employer. As with every other Cover, you freely speak your mind about things. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that; you would just want to make sure there was nothing that would "turn off" a potential employer. They would form impressions by what they read; you just hope they are good ones.

Again, that is not a criticism to you or anyone else here. I'm just saying you might want to stroll your history here and think what impression that would leave for a potential employer.

I think maybe a stronger suit might be the quality documents you have written. You have done some nice work.:)
 
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Re: Would the Cove be on your cv / resume?

Paul:
Having just gone through the same situation - I'm actually going to have a regular daytime job (!) I have put my moderator's role on my resume/CV. I think it is an important 'volunteer' activity that many put (much) time into without monetary compensation.

(BTW - My shillings are worth a lot these days, judging by the exchange rate!)
 

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Re: Would the Cove be on your cv / resume?

It's a great idea and I have used it on my application for my masters (I got an unconditional offer!). I would certainly think of putting on my CV for employment in the future, but I would ensure there was nothing in any of my posts that may put the perspective employer off! For example, many of my earlier posts were questions that now I know off the top of my head as the learning curve progresses.

I don't think any employer has the time to trawl through hundreds (and in some cases thousands of posts), so I think the value may lie in simply referencing the cove URL. That would give them an idea of the kind of place this is (a very professionally orientated one!) and the value participants could gain from it. Perhaps you could even include a post count... say

"I regularly participate in an online discussion forum (http://elsmar.com/forums) discussing business and quality management principals with fellow professionals from around the world, contributing XXX posts to date."

Just a thought of one way of doing it!
 

Paul Simpson

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Re: Would the Cove be on your cv / resume?

Thanks, Brad for your kind comments. Aside from my own needs and wants there is a general point about all posts on the cove I should like to raise.
However, it might depend for an employer. As with every other Cover, you freely speak your mind about things. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that; you would just want to make sure there was nothing that would "turn off" a potential employer. They would form impressions by what they read; you just hope they are good ones.
Now I am a little old fashioned (or is it naive :lol:) about the interview process. If I were seriously interested in applying for a new job I would want to be sure of being a good fit in the organization and would want them to see how I work and think - hence the idea of a link to the Cove.

So if they don't like what I write here then we are not suited - so the link has actually worked by keeping us from working together! :D

Again, that is not a criticism to you or anyone else here. I'm just saying you might want to stroll your history here and think what impression that would leave for a potential employer.
Point taken in the spirit it was given.A couple of general points:
  • I don't post anything I don't believe in
  • I won't exaggerate experience to get a job

So for that reason all my disconnected ramblings are me, "warts and all," as Cromwell said.

I do accept that some of the heated posts / threads might need a bit of explanation! :lmao:
 
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